Friday, August 19, 2022

Just Right Brontë Notebooks

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These are three notebooks with Brontë-related motifs, published by Just Right Notebooks:
Just Right Notebooks
Cover by Trudy Dennis
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1952100338
100 pages
Just Right Notebooks
Cover by Trudy Dennis
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1952100277
100 pages

Just Right Notebooks
Cover by Trudy Dennis
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1952100277
100 pages

Thursday, August 18, 2022

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The Brontës: A Musical gives us the briefest skip through the lives of the four siblings. The show starts mid-thunderstorm with the Brontë children hiding in fear and playing games to take their minds off the outside terrors. These games rapidly emerge to story telling and we get a glimpse of how their creativity might have been formed. (...)
The core cast play their roles very well as do the support cast, who take on a range of supporting roles. However, the overall narrative is scant on detail and structure. It’s a bit like being on an open-top tour bus of a city. You’re ticking off things, but never really seeing them. Here, all the major life events are there, but like the tourist on the bus, you’re just gliding past them and not getting any detail. (...)
The above said, The Brontës is a very watchable show. Victoria Hadel directs with confidence, and despite it being a bit laboured in parts, it gives us a teasingly cursory peek into a remarkable family. It will leave you wanting more, just not more of the same. (Sonny Waheed)
In praise of intertextuality in LitHub:
I also remember The Wasteland any time I think more generally of intertextuality, the literary theory that suggests that all works of literature are derived from others. They can be deliberately intertextual—think Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre, or Joyce and Homer. There is also latent intertextuality, influences or references that creep into a writer’s work without deliberate effort. (Dur e Aziz Amna)
Victoria Hislop shares in Reader's Digest the books that changed her life:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
 This was the first truly “adult” novel I ever read. I was 13 years old and it was revelatory.
Apart from I Am David, I had never been drawn into any story at that point. So suddenly reading a fantastic work of literature like Wuthering Heights was transformative. It switched me on to reading!
Many things about Brontë’s novel have been a big influence on me in my own writing, not least the use of “place” as character.
The two houses in the book, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, are as influential to the plot as any of the people. And I always have this in mind in my own writing.
Teaching Expertise compiles 'compelling coming-of-age books':
Jane Eyre is a classic piece of literature that needs little to no introduction. The heroine has to learn to love, be vulnerable, and keep her head straight all while there is a brooding yet caring presence in her midst. ( Louise Pieterse)
RTÉ talks about the All Together Now Festival:
In a total gear-change, music ensemble Glasshouse had thousands singing along to covers of Prince and Kate Bush, with Raspberry Beret and Wuthering Heights the stand-outs for me. (Aoife Ryan-Christensen)
Playbill and Broadway World announce that the Wise Children's Wuthering Heights production will be performed in Brooklyn, next October.

Nació Digital (in Catalan) talks about being in love from a biological point of view:
"Sigui quina sigui la substància de la qual estan fetes les ànimes, la seva i la meva són idèntiques", són les paraules que va escollir Emily Brontë per definir l'amor a Cims borrascosos l'any 1847. Dos segles després, la forma de verbalitzar l'enamorament, abans tan intensa, ha canviat en la cultura popular. No obstant això, la ciència darrere de l'amor es manté intacta, independentment de l'època: s'activen els mateixos recursos i sistemes que impulsen a seduir i desitjar la presència de la persona estimada. (Yaiza Sánchez) (Translation)
Metropolitan Magazine (Italy) has no doubts about the pioneer feminism of the Brontës: 
Charlotte, Emily e Anne Brontë: pioniere del femminismo
I primi nomi che vogliamo citare a proposito di personaggi storici importanti per il femminismo sono quelli delle tre autrici inglesi. Le celebri sorelle Brontë hanno conquistato intere generazioni di lettori grazie ai loro bellissimi romanzi, segnando un’epoca e rivoluzionando anche la storia delle donne. Chi infatti non conosce Wuthering Heights o Jane Eyre?
A causa di una vita difficile, le tre sorelle sin da giovanissime si appassionano al mondo della letteratura, restando colpite dalla magico potere delle storie. Si lasciano trasportare in mondi e vite parallele, rivendicando il proprio diritto di libertà e di pensiero.
Le tre autrici inglesi oggi sono considerate personalità di spicco nella letteratura femminista mondiale, anche se nella loro epoca non furono capite del tutto. Charlotte, Emily e Anne fecero della scrittura la propria ragione di vita, affrontando nei libri tematiche in grado di atterrire i lettori del loro tempo. In una società in cui solo gli uomini potevano avere una voce, le tre sorelle riuscirono a conquistarsi un diritto fondamentale: l’indipendenza. Ciò fu possibile anche attraverso i personaggi femminili delle loro opere: eroine rivoluzionarie e coraggiose, con le quali è impossibile non entrare in empatia e immedesimarsi. (Francesca Mazzini) (Translation)
We still have a couple of news lingering on. On the one hand, the Emily trailer is still on Deseret News, the UBJ... and on the other and the literary locations study on The Independent, PR News Blog, Talker...

The West End Best Friend reviews the Edinburgh Fringe production of Classic! Friendship quotes, including one by Charlotte, in Today. Peakd posts about Wuthering Heights.
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 A new article and a dissertation, all Brontë-related:
Ashfaque Akhter (Department of English, Islamic Arabic University, Dhaka, Bangladesh) and  Ahmed Tahsin Shams (Department of English, Notre Dame University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
SCHOLARS: Journal of Arts & Humanities, Vol. 4 No. 2 (2022)

This paper aims to connect the interlocking ideas of how social signifiers psychologically develop utility function, theorized by George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton, in characters like Heathcliff, the protagonist of nineteenth-century English fiction Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Heathcliff's motivation is a desire born out of circumstantial consequences, for example, to be with Catherine in life or wealthy like Linton's family. This paper pinpoints how only material wealth fails to give a sense of belongingness in Heathcliff's life, which he aimed at achieving in the second half of his transformative journey. In addition, this paper attempts to reason for the absence of identity in Heathcliff’s decision-making process, which means a lack of empathy or belongingness in Heathcliff’s ambition. This research leads to a hypothesis that if Heathcliff had been brought up in an empathetic environment, the readers would not have perceived such degradation of mental health as abusive actions that he performs. Through a qualitative inductive method, this paper analyzes the aspect of identity economics that focuses on empathy. Thus, this paper gives insight into how material wealth without empathy only amplifies, particularly Heathcliff's violent nature, thereby leading the protagonist to an end where peace is a hallucination like Catherine’s ‘ghost.’
Caroline Navarrina de Moura
Tutor: Kathrin Holzermayr Lerrer Rosenfield
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Instituto de Letras. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras.

This dissertation intends to explore the formation of the collective imagery of the Brontë siblings within the themes of the Gothic literature from the period between 1832-1855, more specifically in the Branwell’s and Anne Brontë’s, selected poems and Agnes Grey, respectively, contextualizing with Emily’s and Charlotte’s literary works. The methodology is, thus, the detachment of the literary passages in which contains one of the three Gothic conventions that refer to religion, male and female representations, and interpersonal relationships among characters through the point of view of critical theory, which, in this case, stands for the knowledge through interpretation to understand the meaning of human texts and symbolic expressions. To what the recollection of their creative process is concerned, the works of professor and theorist Pierre-Marc de Biasi’s The Genetics of Texts (2010) and professor Dick Van Hulle Textual Awareness A Genetic Study of Late Manuscripts by Joyce, Proust, & Mann (2007) are used to support the discussion. In order to discuss the Gothic element, the classic work of professor Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s The Coherence of Gothic Conventions (1986) is used to converse with the work of professor Jarlath Killeen’s History of Gothic Gothic Literature 1825 – 1914 (2009). Finally, in order to discuss social relations and relations of meaning involved in their creative process, the works of professor and critic Donald Francis Mckenzie Bibliography and The Sociology of Texts (1986) and professor and critic Alison Milbank’s chapter “The Victorian Gothic in English Novels and Stories, 1830 – 1880’, in Jerrold E. Hogle’s The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction (2002) are used as support. Gordon (1984) affirms that the Gothic frame fragmentate the narrative in order for readers interpret and reach the central issue of the Gothic exposure. Considering that the literary pieces of the Brontë siblings are also decentred worlds, by analysing them together, it is possible to create the image of the representation of reality in which they were inserted, completing the Pillar Portrait with Branwell’s image as a metaphor. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Brontë Birthplace Project is a crowdfunding initiative for buying the Brontë Birthplace in Thornton
for the local community. The Yorkshire Post reports:
This project will only be funded if at least £20,000 is pledged by 12th September 2022 at 12:23pm.
Crowdfunder launches to save the birthplace of the Brontë sisters for the people of Bradford
Haworth is synonymous with Yorkshire's most famous literary family - but the birthplace of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë some six miles away has never received as much attention. (...)
A creative community group, the Brontë Birthplace Project, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy the terraced house and renovate it as an events space and accommodation.
Some £450,000 is needed to fund both the purchase and the first two years of running the property, with the campaign group initially trying to raise £20,000 through crowdfunding.
Campaigners, part of Thornton’s South Square Centre, are also intending to apply for Government and lottery match funding.
The group has been told by the current owner Mark De Luca that he will give them first preference on purchasing the house if they can raise the money by Christmas. (...)
Retired academic Sarah Dixon, member of the Brontë Birthplace Project, said: “We will use the space to do all sorts of cultural and literary activities.
“This is not just a Thornton project - this is a project for all of Bradford.
“It’s such a perfect fit at this time because of Bradford being awarded the City of Culture 2025. What could be more famous in Bradford than the Brontës?”
The group are in talks both with the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth and the city’s council about how to maximise tourist potential to Thornton should the purchase be successful.
Ideas include opening an Air BnB on the first floor of the birthplace and creating a new walk across the moors from Thornton to Haworth.
Mrs Dixon said: “If we don’t take this opportunity now - there was an attempt a few years ago and it failed - it could deteriorate, we believe. It needs protecting.” (Victoria Finan)
A study revealing the best locations to visit for book lovers in the Daily Express:
Top 35 must-see locations for book lovers - with Brontë sisters' home coming out on top. (...)
Darren Hardy, author and editorial programmes manager at Amazon, which commissioned the research to launch the Kindle Storyteller Award, celebrating the best self-published stories, said: “It is such an exciting time to be in the independent publishing space.(...)
“Some of my favourite literary sites, like Coleridge's Nether Stowey, the Brontës' Haworth, or DH Lawrence's Eastwood, also feature truly wonderful and significant houses where the rooms in which the writers were born, or wrote some of their key works, are preserved for all generations.”
The study also revealed the nation’s favourite British writers – with Charles Dickens, who can count “Oliver Twist” and “A Christmas Carol” among his works, coming out on top.
He was followed by Charlotte Brontë and George Orwell – while Emily Brontë and Virginia Woolf, legendary female novelists who paved the way with their literary classics including “Wuthering Heights” and “Mrs Dalloway”, were just behind. (...)
The Kindle Storyteller Award is open for entries until 31st August 2022.
1. Haworth – home of the Brontë sisters, Emily, Charlotte and Anne (Sarah Lumley)

Also in The Sun, The Mirror,  Wigan Today. Edinburgh News, This is Oxfordshire.

The Scarborough News suggests books set in Yorkshire to read and visit their locations:
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
A classic novel that helped to give Brontë Country in West Yorkshire its name, Jane Eyre is an epic 600-page account of Jane’s life, from young orphan to domestic bliss with Mr Rochester, through her experiences in her teaching career, bigamy, homelessness and more.
The book has inspired film versions and stage adaptations including one this year at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. (...)
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
Emily Brontë only wrote one novel in her life, but what a novel it is. Her story of the passionate, and ultimately destructive love between the headstrong Catherine and brooding Heathcliff is a true classic of English literature. It is set on the dark, stormy moors – including Top Withins – above Haworth where the Brontes lived. (Sue Wilkinson) 
The Times reminds us of one of the most epic failures in Jeremy Paxman's University Challenge
Paxman’s style, inherited from his time skewering politicians, marked a break from his affable predecessor, Bamber Gascoigne, but he still saw the humour in some of his students’ most egregious errors. In one episode, a student from Imperial College London guessed the name of the romantic lead Orson Welles and Michael Fassbender had both played in film adaptations of a work by Charlotte Brontë as Inspector Clouseau. Paxman put his head in his hands and between laughs proclaimed it “one of the funniest misapprehensions we’ve ever had”.
Book Riot recommends YA novels like:
You should read something paranormal, literary, and lyrical, like Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood. This YA, Ethiopian-inspired Jane Eyre retelling starts when a young debtera named Andromeda is hired to exorcise a large mansion of specters of the Evil Eye. The young heir Rochester, who hired her, doesn’t treat her like a servant. In fact, an undeniable attachment begins to form between them as the spirits of the house fight back against both Andromeda and Rochester. (Alison Doherty)
The Christian Century reviews Heathen by Kathryn Gin Lum:
I inevitably had some disagreements. When I teach about global Chris­tianity, I often use Charlotte Brontë’s 1846 poem “The Missionary” to explain what drove those evangelistic endeavors. The poem perfectly epitomizes the view of those overseas races as “the weak, trampled by the strong,” who “live but to suffer—hopeless die.” They are subject to “pagan-priests, whose creed is Wrong, / Extor­tion, Lust, and Cruelty,” until they can be liberated by White Christians. This is exactly the thought world of Heathen, and the poem vividly illustrates the overlap of racist and anti-Catholic rhetoric.
Quite reasonably, Gin Lum does not quote Brontë’s poem, because it is not American and therefore falls outside her purview. But that in itself raises an issue. Are the attitudes and concepts explored in Heathen in fact distinctively American, or did they rather belong to a much broader phenomenon which was more generically Protestant—emphatically British, but also German and Northern European? (Philip Jenkins)
The author Michelle Zauner answers the Shelf Life questions of Elle magazine:
The book that ...features the most beautiful jacket:
Last year on tour I picked up a beautiful vintage hardcover of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, which features such illustrations as Procession of Lowood Orphan Girls in Gothic Dress. (Riza Cruz)

Still some reactions to Emily's trailer: Harper's Bazaar, Red Magazine, Lubimyczytać (Poland), Taxidrivers (Italy), The Best (Greece), The United Business Journal...

The New Barcelona Post (Spain) talks about the publisher Blanca Pujals:
Como para muchas, Jane Austen tuvo un papel esencial en su carrera como devora libros insaciable. Las historias de Elisabeth Bennet, Anne Elliot o Emma Woodhouse se convirtieron en indiscutibles de su librería a una temprana edad, abriendo la puerta a descubrir a otras autoras como las hermanas Brontë: “Con ellas, se crean lectoras para siempre”. Es por ello que se sorprendió cuando vio que clásicos como Sentido y sensibilidad, Mansfield Park, Agnes Grey, Una habitación con vistas o La formación de una marquesa no estaban publicados en catalán. (...)
De momento, ya llevan siete libros en la nueva colección de Viena. El último, una sorpresa, Las confesiones del señor Harrison de Elizabeth Gaskell. El octavo, según avanza Pujals, coincidirá con el Día de Todos los Santos y será Drácula. La editora piensa en Stranger Things para introducir el imprescindible de Bram Stoker. Para más adelante llegará otro clásico, siempre polémico e inclasificable, Cumbres Borrascosas de Emily Brontë. (Cristina Martín Valbuena) (Translatiuon)
EspectáculosBCN (Spain) lists classic books not-to-be-missed:
Cumbres Borrascosas fue repudiada y ridiculizada cuando se publicó por su estructura, su violento discurso y oscuros personajes. Es un libro complejo que suele ser amado u odiado, sin tintas medias. Pero, innegablemente rompió paradigmas, y se atrevió a mostrar un amor sin idealizar que colinda con odio y venganza. Hay que leerlo con cabeza fría y valentía. (Aimara Villanueva) (Translation)
Lotta Olsson in Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) apparently didn't enjoy their Haworth experience:
I stället ska vi till Haworth och betyga vår vördnad för systrarna Brontë, och vi kommer ända till parkeringen i Haworth. Där trasslar vi in oss i en obegriplig parkeringsautomat och dessutom blir jag omotiverat arg på hela turistverksamheten. Vad har det här med systrarna Brontë att göra, egentligen? (Translation)
Bölge Gündem (Turkey) lists Jane Eyre 'emotional' quotes.
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A review of the current exhibition at the Brontë Parsonage Museum:
Review of ‘Defying Expectations: Inside Charlotte Brontë’s Wardrobe’, Brontë Parsonage Museum
Emily Gallagher (Birkbeck, University of London)
19 Live: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 1(1) (2022)

As the first temporary exhibition entirely comprised of the surviving dress of one of the Brontë sisters, ‘Defying Expectations’ demonstrates how dress objects can play a major role in the curation of literary house museums. As such, the exhibition suggests new ways in which these museums might approach the biographies of some of our favourite writers and the kind of material culture they choose to collect, display, and interpret.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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The trailer for forthcoming movie Emily is still pretty much the talk of the town as seen on Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, You, Happy (which thinks that, 'The new Brontë biopic is crazy, sexy and cool'). Fangirlish makes a new movie of its own when claiming that,
Emily was ahead of her time and, therefore, had to face not only society but also her family and even love that, although he seemed to understand her, didn’t believe in her enough. But she got ahead. Her life was brief but convulsive and full of struggle for her voice to be heard and to claim her place in history. (Raquel)
Previous generations of readers may have struggled to understand and grasp certain aspects of Emily's life that seemed strange but we think that what the new generation struggles with the most--to the point of ignoring it because it can't be true, right?--is Emily's complete lack of interest in fame. She may or may not have enjoyed having her works read by the public, but if the Brontë story tells us something is that she was also doing very well being her own one and only reader. Remember when only a few months ago the world saw that what was previously thought to be an annotation by Charlotte under one of her poems was actually in Emily's own handwriting: 'never was better stuff penned'. 

The Yorkshire Post mentions another film with an Emily Brontë on a list of the 'Best places in the Yorkshire Dales to go for a walk where you can admire the beautiful hills, rivers, caves and moors'.
Malham Cove
This large curved limestone formation was created by a waterfall that carried meltwater from glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age period more than 12,000 years ago. It has since become a prime attraction for nature lovers and hikers. The pavement was a filming location in the 1992 Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights starring Ralph Fiennes. (Liana Jacob)
The Mary Sue discusses whether fanfiction can be art.
Criteria for art is often subjective and/or gate kept, but if a story evokes true emotion or challenges your perception of the world, then there’s no reason to not consider it art.
That being said, I will concede that many Mary Sue/self-insert/reader/OC fanfics are more similar to harlequin romance / erotica novels than to Classic great romances by Austen or the Brontës etc. (despite many AUs attempting to emulate such works). But even then, the romance genre has similarly suffered from longstanding sexist ideas of art and entertainment, despite many romance authors being just as prolific and successful as male mystery or horror writers. (Kimberly Terasaki)
Whitchurch Herald features writer and comedian Ruth E Cockburn and her play 'Miss Nobodies'.
"As much as I love the Brontë sisters and Jane Austen, working class women like Ethel Carnie Holdsworth talked about the romance of choice, not the romance of marriage. (David Newman)
The Times rereads O Caledonia by Elspeth Barker: 
Above all, Barker makes you care intensely about poor, tragic Janet, a girl as sensitive and sorrowfully isolated as a Brontë sister, yearning for motherly approval. (Melanie Reid)
Will Duggan discusses The Edinburgh Fringe festival on Chortle:
Anyone who flyers on the Royal Mile in period costume and white face paint and flyers in character should be culled. Not from life you understand, just from anywhere I ever am.
We all want audiences but I’ve never seen anyone say ‘Wow. The Lancaster Uni Drama Department’s guerrilla flying has really endeared them to me’. Everyone just sees it and thinks ‘pricks’.  Crawling along pretending to be possessed by the ghost of Emily Brontë or something. Tiring.
Maybe I’m doing them a disservice. The shows might be incredible. But I just hate them.
Teen Vogue shares an excerpt from Adalyn Grace's upcoming Gothic romance Belladonna.
Grace turned to “classic Gothic novels” including Jane Eyre and Rebecca, as well as the “sparkle and glamor” associated with Bridgerton. “I wanted it to feel like some of my favorite movies—a little Sweeney Todd, a touch Anna Karenina a dash of Pride and Prejudice. . . I adore time pieces and wanted Belladonna to feel as glittering as it feels eerie," Grace explains. 
Those inspirations fit perfectly in Grace's story, which centers on Signa's ability to see and communicate with spirits, including Death himself. (Lauren Rearick)
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Tomorrow, August 17, at the Brontë Parsonage Museum:
Wednesday 17 August , 11-3pm

Welcome to our Wild Wednesday family workshop this summer. In this family-friendly workshop we will celebrate the Bronte family in a badge-making workshop. Who's your favourite Bronte? What's your favourite thing in the museum? Make a badge and show us!
We will also have a creative sewing activity. Have a go at stitching one of the Bronte sisters, and use different colours, just like in Charlotte Bronte's dress' we have on display.
Drop in any time on Wednesday 17 August between 11-3pm. Free with admission to the museum.

Monday, August 15, 2022

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Collider lists "old-school period romance movies":
Jane Eyre 2011. Wasikowska accurately portrays every aspect of Jane, from her posture and her expression to her voice tone. She is able to incite the ever-increasing appreciation for a woman who has learned the virtue of endurance but in the end, refuses to succumb to what she knows is wrong. In a larger sense, Jane is most remarkable for how she never descends to the levels of the constrained and simply awful individuals who so frequently enjoy the upper hand over her. Jane's subtle feminist characteristic in a time when it wasn't known has undoubtedly contributed to the book's success over the years.
Devoney Looser presents her book Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës in Bookreporter:
Before the Brontë sisters picked up their pens, or Jane Austen's heroines Elizabeth and Jane Bennet became household names, the literary world was celebrating a different pair of sisters: Jane and Anna Maria Porter. 
The San Diego Union-Tribune talks about the singer Cécile McLorin Salvant:
In sync with that spirit, the Synergy series’ first concert spotlights singer Salvant, who studied classical piano and baroque voice before forging her own brand of jazz. Her new album, “Ghost Song,” draws from a variety of genres and such non-musical inspirations as books by Emily Brontë and Marcel Proust, visits to art museums, and deep introspection. (Beth Wood)
The West Leeds Dispatch eagerly waits for the SISATA's local performances of Wuthering Heights:
A vibrant new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s elemental masterpiece Wuthering Heights is being held in the atmospheric setting of Kirkstall Abbey cloisters next week.
Presented by SISATA and created with support from the Lighthouse in Poole, the adaptation is accompanied by beautifully haunting original live music and uplifting songs to support this whirlwind of a story.
Some websites still commenting on Emily's trailer release: The Cheyenne PostGoss (Ireland), Terra (Brazil), Mononews (Greece), Pipoca Moderna (Brazil)...

Soy Carmín (in Spanish) lists several love quotes, including one by Emily Brontë. The first duty of an author according to Charlotte Brontë on AnneBrontë.org.
Many Argentinian news outlets such as El Diario AR, Noticias del Jardín, El Popular, Página 95, Clarín... mourn the death of the actor Rodolfo Bebán (born Rodolfo Till) (1938-2022). He was fundamentally a theatre actor and director but he also made films (he worked with Fernando Ayala or Luis García Berlanga) and plenty of television. In 1978, Canal 13 premiered a five-part adaptation (other sources say ten) of Wuthering Heights, where he played Heathcliff. Regrettably, we haven't found pictures (yet) of the production.
Directed by Edgardo Borda
Adapted by Alma Bressan

With: Rodolfo Bebán, Alicia Bruzzo, Carlos Calvo, Marcelo Chimento, Daniel Miglioranza, Fernanda Mistral, Gianni Lunadei, Susú Pecoraro, Silvina Rada, Eduardo Rudy, Walter Santa Ana, Gabriela Toscano, Tony Vilas, Jorge Villalba

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Tomorrow, August 16, in London, a new musical about the Brontës will get its European premiere:

Prudentia Productions present
The Brontës: A Musical
by Katie Palmer, Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed & Sarah Zeigler
The Space Theatre, 269 Westferry Road, London, E14 3RS
Dates: 16th - 20th August
Performance times: 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee: 2:30pm

Director: Victoria Hadel
Performers: Anya Williams, Megan Henson, James Tudor Jones, Tom Blackmore, Emma Cobby, Aaran Perry, and Lucie Neale
Music Director: Griffin Jenkins
Technical Director: Connor Hadel

Sibling rivalry. Heartbreak. Addiction. Patriarchy. REALLY bad weather. Discover how literature’s most volatile sibling hood penned their way to infamy against all odds in this new musical.
In the European premiere of this New York-originated musical, young authors Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell Brontë navigate the turbulent world around them through both their art and their reliance on each other. As they mature and begin to experience love, loss, and the pressures of careerism, they find that their writing takes on a life of its own, empowering them as individuals and threatening to pull them apart as a family.
With a lush, intimate score and witty, emotive lyrics, The Brontës is a heartfelt take on one of the most impactful families of artists the world has ever known.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

The Daily-Journal presents Miranda Seymour's I Used To Live Here Once:
Seymour has chronicled some tumultuous lives (Robert Graves, Mary Shelley) and Jean Rhys’ story matches those sagas in drama, hardship and heartbreak. Best known for her 1966 novel “Wide Sargasso Sea,” Rhys was born to the planter class of the Caribbean island of Dominica, a “white Creole,” a white islander who stood apart from the island’s mostly Black population. It was this upbringing that would inform her most famous book, her reimagining of the life of Mr. Rochester’s mad Creole wife in Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre.”
A radio program in Onda Cero (Spain) with a mention of Charlotte Brontë and confusion with the dates:
Susana Pedreira recibe a Ángeles Caballero en 'Un alto en el camino' para huir del verano poniéndole "pegas" y proponer una fuga al pasado con una carta de 1985 [!] escrita por Charlotte Brontë a un antiguo profesor, y al futuro con Santa Teresa de Lisieux. (Translation)
Revista Mercurio (in Spanish) publishes yet another article about Kate Bush... and, at the same time, a fascinating account of how the artist is able to connect through generations:
Su primera canción preferida, la que sonaba una y otra vez, sin embargo, no era la de su último récord sino del primero, de 1978, que dice así:

Wuthering Heights
Heathcliff, it’s me, I’m Cathy
I’ve come home, I’m so cold
Let me in your window

El motivo son las Cumbres Borrascosas de Emily Brontë. Pocos meses antes de que todas sus amigas y su generación hablara de Kate Bush, ella se había hecho fan. Le gusta encontrar rarezas (...(
Una canción como muestra de la artista: la de «Wuthering Heights», con octavas increíbles, que mi hija escuchó durante meses y un baile reproducido al infinito. En el videoclip Kate Bush está en el bosque, tiene el pelo largo y rizado con permanente como lo usábamos en aquella época, lleva un vestido rojo hasta los pies con un lazo negro en la cintura, se mueve con gracia etérea, casi como un halo, intangible. «Es el personaje, el fantasma de Cathy», me explica mi hija, «llega a su ventana y le pide a él que le abra, afuera hace tanto frío». La voz no puede ser más aguda, la chica del vestido rojo abre los brazos, eleva las piernas, se notan los años de ballet, los movimientos son envolventes.
Entonces vemos algunos vídeos en YouTube, son actuales: en distintas ciudades del mundo hay fans que se juntan en parques o plazas, decenas de personas con vestidos rojos (hombres, mujeres, jóvenes, viejos) que recrean la coreografía del fantasma de Cathy en el bosque. Decenas de personas se juntan a bailar como lo hizo Kate Bush en 1978. (Andrea Calamari) (Translation)
We cannot resist the transcript the title of an article in Malayalam about Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights published in Janayugom (India):
എമിലി ബ്രോണ്ടിയുടെ ആ ഒരേയൊരു നോവൽ (ജോയ് നായരമ്പലം) (Translation)
The Objective (Spain) describes Ruth Wilson in Jane Eyre 2006 as 'enigmatic'. Introspective quotes, including one by Emily Brontë, on Parade. Still some late comments to the release of Emily's trailer: ScreenRant, PopSugar,  Poltrona Nerd (Brazil)...
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A new Bachelor's Thesis, just published in... Ukraine:
Екзистенційна тематика романів Чарльза Діккенса та Шарлотти Бронте (теми дитинства, праці, смерті та горя)
by Angelika Torszka 
Ferenc Rakoczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian College of Higher Education
Filológia Tanszék, Beregszász, 2022. 69 p.
And a Chinese paper:
Xueqin Yao
International Journal of Social Science and Education Research; 5卷8期 (2022 / 08 / 01), P563 - 567

In the early nineteenth century, feminism began to appear in women's minds. Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë are both representative feminist writers of the nineteenth century, calling for freedom and equality. They expressed their views of love which have similarities and differences through two characters, Elizabeth and Jane, respectively, and advocated women to be masters of their own love.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Here at BrontëBlog we know the difference between a scholarly biography and a fiction based (more or less loosely) on facts. In recent decades, we have seen several good, not-so-good, and unapologetically bad examples in the Brontë literary world. In cinema, for some reason, it's more challenging to accept the possibility of fiction-based reimaginings of the Brontë story. The director of the upcoming Emily film Frances O'Connor is promoting her movie trying to emphasize this conception of fiction versus the keepers of the tyranny of accuracy: the Brontë academics. It's a risky business because the tabloids (and not only the tabloids, beware of the lurking FFs, aka Fundamentalist Fandom) are eager to bite the bullet:
Emily Brontë historians will be 'p***** off' by sexy new movie showing the Wuthering Heights author having an affair, director promises. (...)
A steamy period drama about the love life of Emily Brontë, who is not actually believed to have had any romantic encounters in her short life, is bound to wind up historians, its director has said. (...)
In a revised history of the famously introverted author's life, 'Emily' portrays its central character as caught up in a forbidden affair with an assistant curate - a real and reportedly handsome man. (Elena Salvoni in Daily Mail)

Yesterday, Warner Bros. UK released a trailer for Emily, their new Emily Brontë biopic, which stars Sex Education’s Emma Mackey and was written and directed by actor Frances O’Connor in her directorial debut. It will not be entirely true to the life of its subject, which the trailer reminds us—in looming hot pink text—was a REBEL and a MISFIT and a GENIUS, not least because it blesses her with a historically inaccurate love affair. (Emily Temple in Literary Hub)
According to Brontë historian Juliet Barker, Emily was the sister who wrote for her own satisfaction rather than for fame or fortune. Emily was also the more introverted of the three when not in the company of family, choosing to wander about the moors alone when she needed a break. O’Connor took this tidbit and reportedly utilized it in the film, blending fiction and reality in Emily’s life. (Caroline Miller in Movieweb)

The trailer for Emily is bleak, windswept and full of emotion. Emily shouts “freedom in thought” with her older brother whilst overlooking the dramatic rural landscape–the film’s sentiment is encompassed. As the closing shot of the trailer captures the first page of Wuthering Heights turning, it’s clear that this biopic will aim to focus on the moments leading up to such a significant novel. The controversy surrounding the book’s content at the time of its publication in 1847 is sure to play a key role in the film’s plot. (Charlotte Grimwade in The Independent)

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It's almost too meta to be true. The Guardian writes about the book genre of  writers writing about reading:
Think of Jane Eyre herself. The novel begins with Jane poring over Thomas Bewick’s The History of British Birds, reading her way to the bleak shores of Lapland and Siberia and into centuries of winters, “happy at least in my way”, glad to be able to imaginatively escape the oppression of the present, where her aunt and cousin torment her. When her cousin John comes upon her and chides her for reading the family’s books (“They are mine”), she gains confidence from having read about the Romans to pit her spirit against his: “You are like a murderer–you are like a slave-driver–you are like the Roman emperors!!”
Jane becomes the archetype for so many other restless young women, reading their way out of constrictive worlds. How many of us have longed to utter her speeches, like this one to her cruel aunt: “How dare I, Mrs Reed? How dare I? Because it is the truth.” So often the act of reading has a special intensity for young women. It’s part of the development of a self with a bodily life. (...)
Books bring us into being, living and dying on the pages. I suppose I knew that as a teenager, lying on the grass in the park, as Jane Eyre knows it and as Lila and Lenù do. The more explicitly nonfictional bibliomemoirs published in the last decade have tested the limits of this process. Samantha Ellis excavates childhood and adolescence in How to Be a Heroine, rereading the books that shaped her.  (Lara Feigel)
The Telegraph talks about blurbs of books (and who writes them). Can you discern what book is described by this blurb?:
As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at a strange, grim house. There, he will come to learn the story a woman forced to choose between her husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young. How her choice led to betrayal and a terrible revenge – one that still torments the present. (Louise Wilder)
The Roanoke News-Herald and lists of must-read books:
On the other hand, my high school self really enjoyed “Wuthering Heights” because its love story was quite a bit darker. (Holly Taylor)
Filmmaker interviews film director James Ponsoldt:
Ponsoldt: Well, it’s what you said, although I don’t know that I’m self aware enough to [have said that]! But what you described is kind of what I do. I am reminded of when I was in grad school at Columbia and took a course with James Schamus, “Seeing Narrative.” There were two films on the syllabus, Deep Red and Close Up, and otherwise it was talking about a Charlotte Brontë novel or John Ashbery poems. The idea was that narrative, stories and characters exist beyond the scope of the movies we’ve seen, and that if you only know those [movies], you will not lead an interesting life, or you won’t tell interesting stories. (Scott Macauley)
We love this description of the film The Changeling 1980 in Entertainment
Atmosphere is everything when it comes to a good haunting. Though The Changeling commands a tight supernatural mystery, in which a grief-stricken composer uncovers the truth about the little boy who drowned in the bathtub decades ago, we remember this film for its foreboding most of all: the lone ball trickling down the stairs, the elusive piano, and the Brontë-esque burning. (Allaire Nuss)
Autostraddle recaps the first episode of A League of Their Own and describes like this one of the scenes (don't look for this dialogue in the series, it is not there): 
Greta leaves the bar on the arm of a soldier, despite Carson’s protests. “You hardly know him! You know, when Jane Eyre left a party with a guy she hardly knew, she ended up almost murdered to death by that guy’s insane zombie-wife!” Greta says thanks, but she can take care of herself. (Heather Hogan)
MyLondon visited the Forest of Bowland, between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.
The expansive, cloud-shrouded moorland reminded me of Scotland’s Highlands crossed with Cumbria’s more amenable hills – not where Wuthering Heights was set but where it absolutely could’ve been. (Tilly Alexander)
Another place where Wuthering Heights was not set but could have been is the island of Bute, according to Tatler:
Outside of this estate, don’t expect gushing luxury. But a bounty of walks and a fresh sea breeze provide plenty of inspiration for writers, artists and nature lovers. On grey days, Bute takes on a kind of Wuthering Heights magic; and when the sun comes out, it is totally glorious. (Eilidh Hargreaves)
The Sun interviews Brian Fallon from the band The Gaslight Anthem:
"I also love that kids are getting to know classic artists like Kate Bush through TV shows like [Stranger Things]. It’s like, great now you’ve heard Running Up That Hill – now go listen to Wuthering Heights." (Karen Edwards)
TV Azteca (México) mentions Wuthering Heights (a homely tale?):
Recordar la literatura del siglo XlX indudablemente nos hace voltear a una peculiar circunstancia en la que se encontraban las autoras de la época; publicar con seudónimos masculinos. Debido a la opresión que el “sexo fuerte” imprimía sobre las mujeres en todos los ámbitos.
Un claro ejemplo es el caso de Emily Brontë, autora de las magníficas Cumbres borrascosas (un relato hogareño introspectivo sobre la esclavitud, la libertad, el desenfreno emocional y la tiranía) publicada en 1847 con el seudónimo Ellis Bell. (Lesli Jiménez) (Translation)
France Culture (France) recommends Leçons de rêve : Alice Diop, élargir les imaginaire:
Comme d'autres artistes ou personnalités dont le travail creuse un endroit de l'utopie et du possible, la réalisatrice Alice Diop est venue partager ce qui la faisait rêver hier et aujourd'hui, la marche, Jane Eyre, Nina Simone, ou un beau coquillage ramassé au Sénégal... (Ondine Guillaume) (Translation)
Novels about relationships in Dagens Nyheter (Sweden):
Ett av litteraturhistoriens oförglömliga kvinnoporträtt är mr Rochesters första fru i Charlotte Brontës ”Jane Eyre”, galningen som hölls inspärrad på vinden. Hon var inte helt ovanlig dåförtiden, även utanför fiktionen: många kvinnor hamnade på mentalsjukhus och liknande, och alla var inte galna. (Lotta Olsson) (Translation) 

Tv2000 (Italy) announces the broadcast of Wuthering Heights 1992 next August 21 (20.55 h). Adam Smith Works posts on Jane Eyre's Blanche Ingram.

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Tomorrow, August 13, opens in Spring Green, WI a new production of Jen Silverman's The Moors:
by Jen Silverman
Directed by Keira Fromm
Featuring Tracy Michelle Arnold, Kelsey Brennan, Kayla Carter, Aurora Real de Asua, Jim DeVita & Colleen Madden.

American Players Theatre, Spring Green, WI
August 13 - October 9

Every so often a new play arrives that we simply can’t ignore. And oh my, The Moors. There’s no genre big enough to contain it. A dark and glimmering jewel that explodes from the stage through a Brontëan cannon, at various times absurd, romantic, vicious and deadly. At times, all of them at once, delivering pitch-black comedy that is desperately beautiful and deliriously entertaining. And all that before you hear the major players (Tracy Michelle Arnold, Kelsey Brennan, Jim DeVita and Colleen Madden) and the roles they’re playing (mysterious sisters, a mastiff and a moorhen). An irresistible confluence of the contemporary with the classical; a play that dares you to keep watching and pays off in theatrical gold.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Several websites interview Frances O'Connor, director of the upcoming Emily film:
With her fresh new imagining of the life of Emily Brontë – ‘it’s not a biopic’ – featuring fast-rising star Emma Mackey in the lead role, the British-Australian creative is realising an ambition she’s held for over a decade to helm her own project.
O’Connor has also been an Emily Brontë fan for years.
Speaking exclusively to ahead of the releasee of Emily’s trailer, she recalled: ‘I read Wuthering Heights when I was about 15 and just fell in love with that book. And when I was shooting a film in London, a long time ago, I went to Yorkshire for the first time and went to Haworth [the Brontë family’s home village] and it was so evocative – I arrived there on a train and there was mist and it was just picture perfect.’ (...)
What you shouldn’t expect from Emily is an historical account of her all-too-short life.
‘I’ve taken inspiration from certain elements from Wuthering Heights, and also the biographies that I read, and put those pieces together to create a narrative, which is not a biopic. It’s more like its own thing.’
Discussing the appeal of Brontë, O’Connor added: ‘She’s a mystery, we know so little about her – and I’m an introvert and this character is an introvert! She died when she was 30 and yet she wrote this gargantuan piece of work and there’s so much in it. You can kind of feel who she was through the novel.
‘She was somebody who suffered from things that just seemed very modern – she had social anxiety and she struggled with her sense of who she was, and her relationship with her sisters feels very real.’ (...)
The production was also able to shoot in genuine locations – although mostly in Dent in order to film ‘virginal landscapes’ and ‘get that same kind of feel that they [the Brontës] would have experienced’.
‘But we did shoot on the same streets of Haworth that the Brontës would have walked, which was great. We did a scene in the apothecary where they had gone and Branwell probably got his drugs from.
‘The house that we shoot in the film actually was inspiration for Emily to write Wuthering Heights as well, which was kind of cool. We didn’t know that until after we had secured that location.’ (Tori Brazier in Metro)
Emily Brontë historians will be “p----d off” at a sexy new literary biopic, the film’s director has said. (...)
The new film will show the shy writer embroiled in a love affair, in a deviation from history that its director has already conceded will infuriate Brontë experts.
“I know there’ll be some people that are p----d off about it,” said O’Connor said. “People like Brontë historians will probably say, ‘Well, that didn’t happen’.” (...)
Ann Dinsdale, the principal curator at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, said: “We certainly have no evidence for her ever having a love affair in her life. And she, of course, never married.
“I think people love to try and guess at her inspiration. A lot of people believe that Wuthering Heights, with all of its passion, could not have been written by someone who had not had a love affair.
“But she was a solitary person, and there is no evidence she ever had a romance, or really had any interest at all in ever having a romance.
“She grew up with stories and imaginary worlds. And really, you could say she spent her life in the world of her imagination.”
She added: “It’s not a new suggestion, but certainly today, she would likely have been considered somewhere on the autistic spectrum.” (...)
Speaking to Total Film, she said: “I think you have to take courage in your hands when you’re telling a story about a real historical figure. But I was very clear in my mind that I didn’t want to do a biopic. I really wanted to speak to the younger audience.”
O’Connor said that the film would not only do away with biographical accuracy, but also period film tropes, with actors acting in a less “proper” way than in many literary adaptations. 
“I’m pretty sure no one acted like that back then,” she added. (Craig Simpson in The Telegraph)
Part of the appeal of the Brontës – and Emily in particular – is the mystique around them. As O’Connor explains, her fascination with the writer comes from her being somewhat of an unknowable figure. “I read their books when I was a teenager, and I particularly loved Emily and Wuthering Heights. She’s a fascinating character – she died when she was 30, she was very introverted and private, and we don’t really know much about her,” she explains. “She created this novel, this ferocious piece of literature that’s full of atmosphere and deep dark feeling, so it just makes you think – well, who was she? That was my starting point.” (...)
 The Invisible Man’s Oliver Jackson-Cohen plays William Weightman, a factual figure both in thrall to and confounded by Emily’s literary prowess. “He was a real curate that lived with the Brontës, and he turned up and everyone fell in love with him,” O’Connor explains. “He was a bit of a flirt, and they named him ‘Celia Amelia’ because he was like a girl in a ribbon shop – he could never decide which girl he liked. In my story, I create a narrative where he represents the masculine, and Emily’s the wild feminine, these opposites.”
In imagining what Emily’s life would have been like, O’Connor not only soaked up all the information that exists about the author (“I read everything that had been written about her, some amazing biographies”) but blended it with the evocative environments and thematic elements that come through so strongly in Wuthering Heights. “I did it sometimes in a conscious way, sometimes in an unconscious way,” she says. “I was reading the novel constantly, and then letting my imagination take off. There are things that are literally in Wuthering Heights, and others that are a little bit more esoteric. There’s the normal world – the domestic world of Haworth where they lived – and then there’s the Wuthering Heights world in the film, and they kind of intermix. We create this sense of reality, and then have the atmosphere of Wuthering Heights on top of that.” (...)
For all the imagination and invention at play in O’Connor’s telling, Emily looks set to be an authentic Brontë tale through-and-through. “Walking on the street and seeing Emma walk out of the apothecary which the real Emily would have walked out of, we were all saying how amazing that was,” the filmmaker recalls. The journey back to a literary icon begins here. (Ben Travis in Empire)
As you were saying earlier, there's not a lot of information about Emily out there, but a lot of what we know about her comes from Charlotte and what Charlotte wrote about her. Did you take that into account? And what kind of role does Charlotte play in the film?
I've read pretty much everything on [the Brontës] and there are some amazing biographies, like Juliet Barker's one is brilliant. Lucasta Miller wrote this [book] called The Brontë Myth that is in itself a fantastic read. So I read around all of that, and then I slightly push the narrative for Charlotte. I think she very much edited Emily, but it was coming from a sense of protection. When you read the early reviews of Wuthering Heights, people were horrified. Somebody said, 'Why this author didn't commit suicide within the first three chapters, I do not know.' It's like, this is a savage piece of work. So I feel like she comes from a good place, but she always curated who Emily was, so I wanted to tell a story where [Emily]'s in the center of the story, and she gets to kind of be the hero of the story. It was quite fun playing with these historical figures and making one of them the protagonist, one of them the antagonist. I think that's quite fun. (...)
The Brontës lived in Yorkshire and the trailer's got some really stunning scenery shots in it. Did you film on location, and what was that like?
We mainly shot in a place called Dent, which is in Yorkshire, it's a little bit wilder than the real Haworth now. We did also shoot in Haworth, on the streets of Haworth and near the parsonage, but the moorland there has been flattened a little bit and there's a lot of telephone poles and things. We went up to the virgin Yorkshire countryside. It's so beautiful, so it was very inspiring to shoot up there. And the house that we shot in actually was the inspiration for Emily to write Wuthering Heights. It was rumored that they had a slave there. She took that for inspiration for Heathcliff when she wrote her book, and then we got to shoot this. (Emily Garbutt in Total Film)
The reason for this is that the film is not simply a straight biography of the author, but rather draws inspiration from other sources as well.
"It's inspired by Wuthering Heights and her life and things that happened to me, so it's kind of like a combination of all those things," she said.
"When you see the film, it's clearly not a biography. Like we have the atmosphere of Wuthering Heights, and there's this event with a mask. And so it's kind of inspired by true events, but it kind of... I let my imagination go wild." (Patrick Cremona in Radio Times)
Emma Mackey Is A Moody Brontë Sister In The First Trailer For Emily. (...)
It’s a less-than-straightforward biopic – but there’s more fact to it than you might assume at first glance
Rather than a purely historical account, director Frances O’Connor takes the opportunity with Emily to fantasise about what might have led the middle Brontë sister to write Wuthering Heights. Her wild theory? That the reclusive Emily had an affair with Weightman, an assistant curate who worked with her father, Patrick, a rector in the Yorkshire town of Haworth. (Hayley Maitland in Vogue)

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e-flux presents the short film Two sisters 1991 by Caroline Leaf:
She wants things to go back to the way they were, that is, her sister to go back to her room. Like the “madwoman” wife locked in the attic in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847). Mr. Rochester, Jane’s love object, is married to Bertha Rochester, the Creole daughter of a wealthy merchant in Jamaica. We know this from Mr. Rochester, who tells his wife’s story to Jane as an explanation of why they can’t be together. Jane Eyre is a first-person account of Jane’s life, still, the other woman’s narrative is left to be described by her (disenchanted) husband. Following some misfortunes and misunderstandings and two fires at Rochester’s grand home—one mysterious (and started by the “mad” wife); the second also sparked by the wife, and ends in her death and Rochester’s disfigurement (he loses an eye and a hand)—Rochester is free to marry Jane. (...)
Viola and Marie, Jane and Bertha, Brontë and Rhys and Woolf; there are also the closed room, the disfigured face, the arrival of someone from another world. In a series of stories of isolation, all these points of contact endure. (Orit Gat)
The Guardian shows a moorland walk to the Pack Horse Inn pub:
Were we to climb a little higher, we’d find ourselves on the southern fringes of Wadsworth Moor, which is effectively Wuthering Heights country – just a few miles north of here lies Top Withens, supposedly the setting for Emily Brontë’s novel. (Alf Anderson)
Even in Montana mountaintop, in the cabin of a fire lookout, we read in the Christian Science Monitor:
Beyond those special days, Ms. Duffey fills her time – when not operating the radio or actively looking for smoke – knitting or reading. Along the northern cabin wall, there’s a stuffed shelf that includes “Brave New World,” “Jane Eyre,” and “Of Mice and Men.” (Noah Davis)
The wonders of Brockley, London in The Times:
The world’s new favourite pop star, Kate Bush, was living in a flat on Wickham Road in Brockley when she wrote and recorded Wuthering Heights 45 years ago. (The flat above is under offer with The Modern House.) (Matthew Davis)
Hollywood Insider publishes a tribute to Jane Campion:
Perhaps because of her penchant for reading and writing, her films often feel like novels. As a matter of fact, Campion adapted the Henry James novel The Portrait of a Lady in 1996, chose the poet John Keats and his lover Fanny Brawne as the subjects of the film ‘Bright Star’ (played by Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish, respectively) wrote a gothic tale on par with the works of the Brontë sisters for ‘The Piano,’ and adapted Thomas Savage’s novel The Power of the Dog to make the award-winning movie that won her Best Director. (Kevin Hauger)
Vulture interviews the comedian Kate McKinnon: 
The way that Colleen Rafferty talks is very basic. It has a timeless, mid-century quality. Like, “We’re not dealing with the top brass” — these are sort of old phrases, yet she uses them in a way that is very poetic. So though “coot coot” and “prune shoot” are coarse and base things to say, it has its own Brontë-esque majesty to it. I think that’s one of the great comedic juxtapositions about the character as well.  (Jesse David Fox)
Apparently, paleness is a Jane Eyre thing. We read in Metro:
 So I’m happy to slap on the SPF, embrace my shady side, channel my inner Jane Eyre and celebrate my whiter shade of pale. (Rachel Woollett)
La Información (Spain) lists Wuthering Heights among the ten books to read before turning 40:
'Cumbres Borrascosas' - Emily Brontë
'Cumbres borrascosas' es la gran novela romántica que ha dado lugar a películas, óperas y hasta canciones. Charlotte Brontë definió la obra de su hermana como "árida y nudosa como la raíz del brezo".
Tensión, incertidumbre, noches sin luna, confinamientos desesperados, crueldad sin medida y una atmósfera de pesadilla se dan cita en este referente del género gótico. (Ágata Candela Millán) (Translation
El Universo (México) and celebrities' favourite books:
La elección de Taylor Swift: Rebecca, de Daphne du Maurier
Dos álbumes de Taylor Swift, Folklore y Evermore, están repletos de referencias literarias, desde Peter Pan y múltiples guiños a Jane Eyre de Brontë, por lo que es obvio que Tay Tay a menudo recurre a los libros en busca de inspiración para sus letras. (Translation)

Broadway World publishes pictures of the Edinburgh Fringe show cast of Classic! visiting the National Library of Scotland.